A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 113 kilometers (70 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Id of earthquake: us2000g9b7. Event ids that are associated: us2000g9b7. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/07/18 / 2018-07-19 22:08:37 / July 19, 2018 @ 10:08 pm. The temblor was reported at 08:08:37 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.3612 East, latitude -6.0495 South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 113 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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